Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Logistics

Ottawa, KS, US

Global Material Planning & Logistics Manager

Kalmar keeps global trade moving. Our innovative solutions contribute to every fourth container movement in the world and help transform the future of cargo handling. We believe in collaboration, delivering on our promises and that people make the difference.

Purpose of the position


As a member of the global logistics leadership team, responsible for the material planning and logistic global strategy.  Ensure our people and processes in MP&L are following the best lean practice in industry.

Main tasks and responsibilities


  • Design a pro-active material planning strategy in line with Kalmar’s strategic targets that will allow flexibility to production and our customer
  • Develop policy deployment objectives with implementation roadmaps that support overall Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, People, Environment (SQDCPE) objectives
  • Develop and Coach Material Planning & Logistic teams in functional knowledge including new model launch planning, change control, bill of material, parts follow-up, shop floor scheduling, inventory planning, distribution, logistics, material handling, packaging, and industrial material to support the plant assembly processes with production and non-production materials. 
  • Participate with Supply Chain Management, scheduling, customers, and plant when there are production critical supply issues.
  • Support operating systems implementation
  • Drive improvement of inventory levels and inventory accuracy
  • Coordinate deliveries between manufacturing sites and Kalmar’s 3PL providers
  • Meet Kalmar Production System, QS 9000, ISO 14001, other guidelines and regulations

What you’ll need to succeed




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Industrial Operations or Logistics is required with a certification in logistics or planning preferred (APICs, CPIM)




  • 10 years’ experience required as leader in Material planning and logistics in automotive, truck or heavy equipment industry with strong lean manufacturing requirements




  • Strong analytical skills and quick decision-making capability
  • Good problem-solving skills and continuous improvement mentality
  • Need to work well under pressure and to be able to work under crisis management when necessary
  • Proficient in computer applications (ERP system, Google, etc...)
  • Having a long-term interest in Material Planning and Logistics career desired
  • Self-motivated and willing to accept responsibilities outside of initial job description
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment 

You will be part of


Kalmar currently employs more than 4,800 professionals worldwide. One of our most important values is: We do it together. We value team skills, as well as innovativeness, customer orientation, and a willingness to commit to continuous improvement. We work closely with our customers and partners - across language, cultural, and professional borders. We see diversity as a common strength and valuable resource for Kalmar’s future.

Interested to join?


Please submit your resume/CV to be considered!

Kalmar is part of Cargotec

Kalmar is the global leader in sustainable cargo handling for ports, terminals, distribution centres and heavy industry. With our extensive electric portfolio and global service network, we help our customers move towards safer, more eco-efficient and productive operations. Together, we develop innovative solutions that shape the future of our industry, improving our customers’ every move.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2022 totalled approximately EUR 4 billion and it employs around 11,500 people.